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English Plus Fashion Week

London has always had a very creative and dynamic fashion scene and SGI, based in Central London, is a great place for students, who have a passion for fashion, to combine morning English language study with afternoon Fashion visits and exhibitions.

Students will visit collections and displays at the magnificent Victoria and Albert Museum, the beautiful Kensington Palace, the world-famous department store Harrods, the charming Fashion and Textile Museum and finish off the week with the Friday Fashion Show - part of the London Fashion Week Festival, a fabulous afternoon, where students enjoy events such as catwalk shows and an exclusive shopping opportunity featuring 150 designers! 

Next Course Date:  Please contact for details   

Maximum number of participants: 12

Price: £495 (includes all entrances)  

Package includes:

  • Standard Course in the morning: Mon – Fri: 3 hours a day
  • Fashion visits in the afternoon: Mon – Fri: approx 3 hours a day   

* there is a 20 minute briefing session before each afternoon fashion visit   

You might also like to hear our English teachers talking about London fashion choices in this podcast.


Summary of afternoon visits (All entrance fees included in the course fee)

Monday: Victoria and Albert Museum, in South KensingtonSpanning four centuries, the V&A’s Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection in the world with fashion items on display from as far back as the 17thcentury right up to the present day. 

Tuesday: Fashion and Textile Museum, in BermondseyThe Fashion and Textile Museum Collection highlights the changing face of contemporary fashion from 1947 to the present day with a number of key garments from designers including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Biba, Mary Quant and Vivienne Westwood.  The trip will include a visit to the inspirational exhibition T-shirt: Cult | Culture | Subversion charting the history, culture and subversion of the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet. From men’s underclothes to symbol of rock and roll rebellion, through punk and politics to luxury fashion item, t-shirts broadcast who we are and who we want to be.

Wednesday: Visit to Harrods Department Store, Knightsbridge  …… This is a great visit to the world's most famous department store - the definition of luxury shopping. Harrods has the most fantastic range of top designer fashion on display, including shop designer women wear from top brands including Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and MaxMara 

Thursday:  Celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, in this major new dress exhibition at Kensington Palace........Trace the evolution of the Princess’s style, from the demure, romantic outfits of her first public appearances, to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life. Don’t miss an extraordinary collection of garments, including the iconic velvet gown, famously worn at the White House when the Princess danced with John Travolta.

 Friday: This fabulous event is part of the London Fashion Week Festival and takes place at the elegant Store Studios in the Strand. This super afternoon includes: Catwalk Shows, an exclusive shopping opportunity featuring 150 designers, and a free limited edition designer bag. 

  • Standard English Course in the morning: Mon – Fri: 3 hours a day
  • Fashion visits early/mid afternoon: Mon – Fri: approx 3 hours a day*

* there is a 20 minute briefing session before each fashion visit   

Key Features

Max Group Size 12
Start datesContact for details
Price (£)£495
Levels Elementary-Advanced
Duration1 Week
Progress Individual testing & guidance
Minimum age16

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